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Old 09-09-2019, 01:39 PM   #1
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Long wait lines and forgetting proper documentation apparently arenít the only concerns when applying for a new license or vehicle registration at your local department of motor vehicles. Vice.comís Motherboard team recently obtained a number of financial documents revealing that the DMVs in several states are making extra cash by selling personal records to third-parties, sometimes unlawfully.

According to the teamís finding, DMVs in multiple states have made as much as tens of millions of dollars every year from selling data on registered and licensed drivers. Although DMV records are considered public, selling the data for specific purposes, like for authorized private investigators, towing, or insurance companies, is supposedly considered a normal practice within the agencies. But not everyone outside, such as the general public, knows this and some of those transactions werenít so legitimate, including ones that sold data to unauthorized private investigators, bail bond firms, and bounty hunters.

As an example, the outlet discovered that the Rhode Island DMV made as much as $384,000 selling personal data between 2015 and 2019, while the state of Wisconsin made as much as a whopping $17,140,914 in the 2018 fiscal year, as confirmed in an email from department spokesperson. And the state of Florida definitely ranks one of the highest, making over $77 million off these transactions in the year 2017 alone.

Better yet, there are others buying up the info as well. Motherboard found that credit reporting agencies like Experian buy the data in bulk and financial transaction spreadsheets from the Virginia DMV, New Jersey Motor Vehicle Commission, and Delaware DMV revealed dozens of data sale and sharing agreements. Motherboard alleges the numbers are even higher since they didnít obtain records from all 50 states.

The sale of some information to private investigators is totally legal as per an exception with a law passed in the 1990s called the Driverís Privacy Protection Act, where it allows for the authorized sale of DMV records for specific purposes and the process can vary by state. But not all the transactions between certain statesí DMV departments are law-abiding, according to Motherboardís findings.

Lawmakers passed the DPPA in 1994 after a stalker was able to obtain information of a victim through a request with a private investigator. That stalker went on to murder the victim and thus the DPPA was passed to limit access to DMV records. But it also included a plethora of exceptions.

In apparent neutered responses to Motherboardís inquiries, several DMVs told the outlet that they do not sell any incredibly sensitive information, such as social security numbers or driver license photographs. But they do sell information such as a driverís name and address, along with their residency zip code, phone number, email address, and even their date of birth.

"This is a revenue-generating contract," a spokesperson for the Indiana Bureau of Motor Vehicles told Motherboard.

"The DPPA is one of several federal laws that should now be updated," Marc Rotenberg told Motherboard in an email. Rotenberg is the president and executive director of EPIC, a group dedicated to promoting privacy. "I would certainly reduce the number of loopholes.Ē
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In apparent neutered responses to Motherboardís inquiries, several DMVs told the outlet that they do not sell any incredibly sensitive information, such as social security numbers or driver license photographs. But they do sell information such as a driverís name and address, along with their residency zip code, phone number, email address, and even their date of birth.
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there's probably a ton of alternative ways to get this already. not gonna mind if it's keeping my taxes lower
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NO..

I just find it funny what they deem "sensitive" and "incredibly sensitive."

Here, we'll give you their address, email addy, phone number, and date of birth, just don't go kill them or anything... It might make us look bad...

And you know is wussyconsin is doing it, Illinois had to have their hand on the pot a long time ago.
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Meanwhile I have to spend a ton of time and effort keeping all of this stuff secured and away from prying eyes in our database because I work for a Bank. And the DMV is giving it away for free lol.
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I just find it funny what they deem "sensitive" and "incredibly sensitive."

Here, we'll give you their address, email addy, phone number, and date of birth, just don't go kill them or anything... It might make us look bad...

And you know is wussyconsin is doing it, Illinois had to have their hand on the pot a long time ago.
We had licenses for bribes so this is a shoe in. The question is if we're doing it in an official capacity or if someone is getting cash for USB thumb drives.
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making millions and they charge a fee to use a credit card. They can get fucked.
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I'm waiting for the baby boomers that reply to spam emails with their login info to step in and say "This is an INVASION of MUH PRIVACY how DARE the GOVERNMENT sell my information!! "
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I'm waiting for the baby boomers that reply to spam emails with their login info to step in and say "This is an INVASION of MUH PRIVACY how DARE the GOVERNMENT sell my information!! "
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I just find it funny what they deem "sensitive" and "incredibly sensitive."

Here, we'll give you their address, email addy, phone number, and date of birth, just don't go kill them or anything... It might make us look bad...

And you know is wussyconsin is doing it, Illinois had to have their hand on the pot a long time ago.
i mean, you give those out all the time, i can't steal your identity with your birthday. your ssn on the other hand...

and private companies will have/figure this out anyway.
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